25 days in Australia Itinerary

25 days in Australia Itinerary

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25 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Olinda
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Belgrave
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Summerlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Olinda

Olinda ©
An artistic hideaway with tree-lined streets that shade cafes, Olinda is a perfect town for contemplation.
National Rhododendron Gardens has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Healesville Sanctuary, look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Rhododendron Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, then sample the fine beverages at Four Pillars Distillery, and then learn about winemaking at Coombe Yarra Valley.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Olinda road trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Olinda is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Olinda to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Olinda

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Healesville, Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, Coombe Yarra Valley
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Healesville Sanctuary ©
Healesville Sanctuary
Coombe Yarra Valley ©
Coombe Yarra Valley

2
nights
Belgrave

Belgrave ©
Puffing Billy Railway has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get interesting insight from Puffing Billy Railway and then take in the exciting artwork at McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Frankston Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belgrave travel route planner.

Belgrave is very close to Olinda. May in Belgrave sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Belgrave

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Frankston Beach
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park ©

2
nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through The Nobbies Centre and then identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Trout and Bush Tucker Farm and then identify plant and animal life at Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Summerlands trip planner .

Drive from Belgrave to Summerlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Belgrave in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Summerlands, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhyll
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
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Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve ©
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
You've now added The Great Ocean Road to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eastern Beach Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi, India to Torquay is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Torquay. In May, Torquay is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Geelong, Moorabool Valley Chocolate By Design
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), The Little Penguin Bus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne journey planning tool .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Escape Discovery Adventures ©
Escape Discovery Adventures

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Paddy's Market. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Eat Street Northshore. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at Suncorp Stadium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Head to Tanks Arts Centre and Bones and Jonesfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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